Twenty Kurds in Syria await court decision since 2005

It is reported by Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD that the second individual military judge in Aleppo heard case no. 6151 of 2010 on 23 December 2010. This was the trial of twenty Kurds charged with acts intended to incite racial strife among different elements of the nation, in accordance with Article 307 of the Syrian Penal Code.

The men and women on trial are:

  • Ahmed Mardenli
  • Azad Akash
  • Ahmad Armenazi
  • Noureddine Rashad
  • Mervat Bilal
  • Jihan Hussein
  • Kamilia Bilal
  • Ibrahim Anbar
  • Ahmed Jaafar
  • Hassan Ahmed
  • Adnan Othman
  • Nader KhalilAbdul Rahman Othman
  • Amar Ahmed
  • Debo Jassim
  • Ali Ahmed
  • Hassan Yassin
  • Mohammed Khalo
  • Abdulrahman Habash
  • Abdel-Salam Ali

The trial was adjourned to 26 January 2011 for a hearing of the witnesses. These people were arrested on 20 March 2005 in Aleppo city and most of them residents of the city of Afrin. They were released on 23 March 2005.
Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD expresses concern about the continuing trial of these Syrian citizens, and see this as a continuation of the violation of fundamental human rights. They therefore ask the court to drop the case and end the trial.

24 December 2010